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#31 Madam

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

Part Kiwi bro?

no Brother Fully Saskatchawn

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:05 AM

no Brother Fully Saskatchawn

Ahh Landlocked, says something ;)


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Penetration specialist, can cause some people to be nervous.

 

Persuasion is easy when you have large inventory

 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:08 AM

Ahh Landlocked, says something ;)

no surfing there, eh brutha
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#34 VLAD

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:09 AM

no surfing there, eh brutha

My thoughts precisely


Country golfer on a City course.
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Penetration specialist, can cause some people to be nervous.

 

Persuasion is easy when you have large inventory

 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:09 PM

The Sandbelt is a business name made up and used by RM, Vic, Metro, KH, Huntingdale, YY, Comm and Peninsula golf clubs. This group has been using the " Sandbelt " moniker for several decades now.

The region in bayside Melbourne that geologically holds the sandy loam runs through several courses in the SE suburbs. The percentage and amount of sand that SV and Woodlands sit on is probably as much if not similar to some of the aforementioned clubs.

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Goodpoint. Huntingdale is the parcel of land Metropolitan didn't want and the holes north of the clubhouse are an old swamp and still play like a swamp if it rains too much. The clubhouse and maintenance shed are actually on better soil then the northern holes. Huntingdale is only part of the "sandbelt" because of the masters and they only got the masters because none of the other clubs thought much of it at the time. I remember reading about a survey of golfers living outside Australia that found the two most recognised courses in Australia were Royal Melbourne because it is world class and Huntingdale because it hosted the masters for so long. I think Woodlands is more deserving and as far as conditioning goes (although it was many years ago now) Long Island is one of the best conditioned courses I have played on.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:59 AM

So what's interesting is which clubs have bothered to follow up with a membership enquiry. 

 

It's now 10 days since I sent all of my emails / phone calls and this is the wash up - 

 

Huntingdale - no follow up

Commonwealth - no follow up

Yarra Yarra - follow up

Woodlands - no follow up

 

As I said in a previous post, Vic, KH, Metro & Royal wouldn't even talk me without knowing a member. 

 

If this was a private business they'd be broke! These clubs are selling $5k memberships with $5k joining fees (I hear that the ones that won't talk to me are up to $15k entrance fees!), this is no chump change! Incredibly bad business acumen. 

 

I am in Melb this week and have arranged to play Yarra Yarra wednesday afternoon... they have been very impressive thus far, lets hope the course stacks up!


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

and some of them won't even let you take your private cart on there...


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:47 AM

So what's interesting is which clubs have bothered to follow up with a membership enquiry. 

 

It's now 10 days since I sent all of my emails / phone calls and this is the wash up - 

 

Huntingdale - no follow up

Commonwealth - no follow up

Yarra Yarra - follow up

Woodlands - no follow up

 

As I said in a previous post, Vic, KH, Metro & Royal wouldn't even talk me without knowing a member. 

 

If this was a private business they'd be broke! These clubs are selling $5k memberships with $5k joining fees (I hear that the ones that won't talk to me are up to $15k entrance fees!), this is no chump change! Incredibly bad business acumen. 

 

 

VIC, KH, Metro and RM are the clear elite private clubs in the Melbourne market, and frankly they don't need your money nor want to waste their time with someone they (and their members) don't know. The other four clubs are all struggling financially and will take a risk on anyone who shows interest in joining. The do however have to balance their members expectations with respect to who they let in, at the risk of losing a punter to another similar placed club. YY are the most aggressive in the market, the course is good, but it is incredibly busy at peak times. Good luck, 


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:46 AM

 

As I said in a previous post, Vic, KH, Metro & Royal wouldn't even talk me without knowing a member. 

 

If this was a private business they'd be broke! These clubs are selling $5k memberships with $5k joining fees (I hear that the ones that won't talk to me are up to $15k entrance fees!), this is no chump change! Incredibly bad business acumen. 

 

 

Incredibly bad business acumen, not sure.

 

The clubs you mentioned are the most successful, have been around for 100 years, have money in the bank and I would presume are future proofing for the next 20 plus years. Whilst you may not agree with their model, it clearly works for them.

 

Could be discrimination as well, there are people who don't like Qlders.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

Woodlands have had parts of their membership closed over the past 12 months + so a phone call, rather than an email would have been a much better way to make a first impression ! All golf clubs are looking for new members, it's how you approach them that counts :)

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ps: Yarra are about to go thru some major changes and I wouldn't be looking at it with the rose coloured glasses on ! 


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:21 PM


If you are a member at Royal Queensland maybe they could write an introduction letter for you.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

So what's interesting is which clubs have bothered to follow up with a membership enquiry. 

 

It's now 10 days since I sent all of my emails / phone calls and this is the wash up - 

 

Huntingdale - no follow up

Commonwealth - no follow up

Yarra Yarra - follow up

Woodlands - no follow up

 

As I said in a previous post, Vic, KH, Metro & Royal wouldn't even talk me without knowing a member. 

 

If this was a private business they'd be broke! These clubs are selling $5k memberships with $5k joining fees (I hear that the ones that won't talk to me are up to $15k entrance fees!), this is no chump change! Incredibly bad business acumen. 

 

I am in Melb this week and have arranged to play Yarra Yarra wednesday afternoon... they have been very impressive thus far, lets hope the course stacks up!

 

Can you confirm your golf club status in Brisbane . It is mentioned below that you may be a member of RQ (??) If this is the case you are certainly applying the wrong method with your approach. RQ has a host of club reciprocals which include the top Sandbelt clubs. Surely your club can arrange a letter of introduction and from there you can approach your applications with due confidence. If this is not the case Yarra Yarra and Woodlands, in the list above, are looking for Members. There are a host of clubs on the next tier that will entertain your interest. 


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:15 PM

If you are a member at Royal Queensland maybe they could write an introduction letter for you.

Mick this is a red herring of a statement from you and has already confused the other posters !

Jon... 


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:38 AM

Can you confirm your golf club status in Brisbane . It is mentioned below that you may be a member of RQ (??) If this is the case you are certainly applying the wrong method with your approach. RQ has a host of club reciprocals which include the top Sandbelt clubs. Surely your club can arrange a letter of introduction and from there you can approach your applications with due confidence. If this is not the case Yarra Yarra and Woodlands, in the list above, are looking for Members. There are a host of clubs on the next tier that will entertain your interest. 

 

Not a member anywhere anymore in Brisbane, was at Nudgee for a bit. Otherwise your suggestion would be very helpful... Yarra Yarra is still my #1 pick, and playing it tomorrow arvo so fingers crossed it works out well. I'll def ask about how busy the course is. 



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 10:44 AM

Not a member anywhere anymore in Brisbane, was at Nudgee for a bit. Otherwise your suggestion would be very helpful... Yarra Yarra is still my #1 pick, and playing it tomorrow arvo so fingers crossed it works out well. I'll def ask about how busy the course is.


Played it yesterday, they will be renovating for the next 2-3 years but seems to still be in good enough condition.
Course works look to really be improving the playability of the course. Practice area is a bit average but not terrible.
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